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Top 20 highest earning Call of Duty pros after CDL Champs 2020

Published: 6/Sep/2020 16:22 Updated: 6/Sep/2020 16:23

by Matt Porter

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 Professional Call of Duty players have won over $20 million in prize money collectively over the years, but who has won the most individually? With the inaugural Call of Duty League season now complete, here are the 20 players who have earned the most throughout their careers. 

Over the last decade Call of Duty has seen a steady rise in prize money awarded, with players earning hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to their exploits in the popular first-person shooter.

This year so the biggest change in the FPS title’s history, with the introduction of the 12-team Call of Duty League, a franchised competition with Home Series events, culminating in the massive 2020 Call of Duty League Championship on August 30.

Throughout the years, CoD has seen a number of different dynasties dominate the competitive scene, from the dominant compLexity squad which ran roughshod over opponents throughout Black Ops 2 and Ghosts, all the way to the legendary OpTic Gaming team that secured the organization’s first Call of Duty World Championship in 2017.

In 2019, more money was on the line than ever, as players competed in the CWL Pro League and the subsequent playoffs, alongside the 2019 Call of Duty World Championship, with 100 Thieves and eUnited putting in stellar performances across the year to take home the bulk of winnings in 2019.

100 Thieves celebrating at CWL London 2019.100 Thieves secured two championships in the Black Ops 4 season.

2020 was an even bigger year for prize money, with CDL teams competing throughout the year, while the 2020 Call of Duty League Championships boasted the game’s biggest prize pool ever, at a mouthwatering $4.6 million, with the winning team taking home $1.6 million.

It’s no surprise that our winners take center stage then, as Dallas Empire dominated Atlanta FaZe in the grand finals to win the best-of-nine series 5-1, taking home the grand prize alongside some lovely championship rings, custom Jordan sneakers, and even a throne.

The victory means the team’s elder statesmen Crimsix and Clayster take home their third rings, very much proving that there is life in those old dog’s yet, but also moves them into rarified air in the Call of Duty scene, becoming the first players to earn over $1 million in prize money.

Dallas Empire celebrating at Call of Duty League Home Series.
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Crimsix and Clayster become the first players to win $1 million in prize money.

The rest of the top 10 is still dominated by familiar names, those veterans with a history of continued success and especially consistency at the World Championship. Sam ‘Octane’ Larew remains the highest player without a ring to his name, having finished as runner-up in the 2019 Call of Duty Championships.

*Note: Some players have also earned money in Halo. However, these winnings have been deducted from the table below to only show winnings in Call of Duty. The list includes prize money only and not salary earnings.

Top 20 Highest Earning Call of Duty Pro Players – Updated September 6 2020

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st Crimsix US $1,141,909
2nd Clayster US $1,088,771
3rd Scump US $842,630
4th Karma CAN $814,887
5th FormaL US $784,932
6th JKap US $714,188
7th SlasheR US $708,183
8th Arcitys US $617,579
9th Prestinni US $601,873
10th Apathy US $583,347
11th aBeZy US $560,864
12th Simp US $523,745
13th John US $524,441
14th Priestahh US $483,150
15th ACHES US $479,606
16th Huke SA $442,352
17th Enable US $442,279
18th Attach US $428,315
19th Octane US $394,948
20th Classic US $385,074
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This article was last updated on September 6 2020 at 11:09 AM EST

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How to get .50 GS pistol in Call of Duty Mobile

Published: 28/Nov/2020 14:01

by Connor Bennett

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A new pistol, the .50 GS, is now available in CoD Mobile – and you don’t have to go through a lucky draw for one. No, you can get it for free through a series of challenges. 

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game have flooded it with new content. Be it a new map, a new event, character, perk, or weapon, there has been plenty for fans to get their teeth stuck into.

Sometimes though, in the case of weapons especially, some of this new content is locked behind lucky draws – so you’ve got to pony up some cash if you really want something. 

In the case of the new .50 GS pistol, which is pretty much just the Desert Eagle, the lucky draw isn’t something you need to worry about. Instead, you just need to complete a series of challenges.

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The Going Dark theme is new for CoD Mobile Season 12.

CoD Mobile .50 GS handgun Small Arms challenges

There are seven challenges you need to complete come from the Small Arms seasonal event to get the new handgun, each getting slightly more challenging than the last. 

For example, you kick off with needing to get five melee kills, before progressing to normal pistol kills. In the end, you’ll also need 20 headshots with pistols, which isn’t an easy feat for any player, but its not impossible.

The full list of challenges can be found below: 

  1. Kill 5 enemies with Melee Attacks.
  2. Kill 10 enemies with Pistols in MP matches.
  3. Kill 10 Enemies with Quick Fix perk equipped.
  4. Kill 20 Enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any laser.
  5. Kill 20 enemies with J358 in MP matches equipped with any 3 attachments.
  6. Earn Back Stabber Medal 3 times.
  7. Kill 20 Enemies with Headshots using any Pistol.

However, you shouldn’t get any ideas about completing the challenges in any random order. 

They need to be done in the order they’re set. This is a bit of a pain, but, at least it gives you something to target in each match.